Navy holds Seaweeds Industry Innovation Seminar in Tawi-Tawi Print
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:54

PANGLIMA SUGALA, Tawi-Tawi – In coordination with the local government officials of Panglima, Sugala, the Naval Forces Western Mindanao through the  Naval Task Force 62 commanded by Capt Renato B. Yongque conducted Seaweed Industry Innovation Seminar aboard Naval Station Juan Magluyan last September 14-15, 2011
Panglima Sugala is a fourth class municipality in which seaweed farming is one of the main sources of livelihood among its people. Given this aspect, the navy initiated the conduct of the seminar purposely to help the local populace to make a living, enhance their knowledge in this kind of aquaculture project and eventually contributes to boosting of Tawi-Tawi’s economy.

Part of this initiative, the Navy together with the US Navy representatives from LCE Typhoon collected and distributed empty bottles to the participants of the seminar for their use in actual farming of seaweed.

A total of 143 local residents from 13 barangays of Panglima Sugala benefitted in this Navy’s program.

Rear Admiral Armando L. Guzman, commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao, has presided the closing ceremony.  He encouraged all the participants to put into actions what they have gained from the seminar and to share the knowledge they have learned with their relatives and friends in order for seaweed farming in Tawi-Tawi will continue to flourish.

Governor Sadikul Sahali, who is also present in the closing ceremony, extended his heartfelt appreciation to the Philippine Navy for initiating the conduct of the seminar in his area of concern.